Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nigerian Army Had 'Three Hours Or So' Warning Before Attacks

Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang has told Voice of America that he received intelligence warnings prior to the murderous attacks that occurred outside the city of Jos in which hundreds of Christian villagers were systematically slaughtered. The warnings were passed along to military officials who were supposed to move troops to the targeted areas.

But according to Jang: "Three hours or so later, I was woken by a call that they have started burning the villages and people were being hacked to death. And I started trying to locate the commanders; I could not get any of them on the telephone."

Governor Jang is himself a retired military officer, but complains that even though in theory the Governor is the "chief security officer of the state yet you do not command even a fly."

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